Two-Spotted Spider Mite

Name: Two-Spotted Spider Mite
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
Family: Tetranychidae
Genus: Tetranychus
Species: T. urticae

Habitat:
Two-spotted spider mites are found in dry environments and usually on plants.

Food:
They can feed on hundreds of plants, including most vegetables and food crops including peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, corn, strawberries; and ornamentals such as roses.

Method of Travel:
Crawling
Prevention:
1. Hot and dry conditions will increase the occurrence of damage, therefore moisture and cool temperatures will minimize infestation.
2. Inspect new plants before introducing them into your garden or home.

Steps to control:
1. Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down Indoor and Plant Flying & Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.

Product to use:

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